Resources: Depression & Bipolar Disorder
Advocacy and Support Groups for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with mood disorders. ***For family and friends: click on Recovery Steps and in that article you will find a section called “The Five Stages of Recovery.” There are specific suggestions for family and friends in each stage of recovery.
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
A parent-led, not-for-profit organization that supports and advocates on behalf of families raising children diagnosed with or at risk for early-onset bipolar disorder.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
A national nonprofit advocacy group to help people with mental illness; their website includes information specific to bipolar disorder and information on state and local affiliates.
Step Up for BP Kids
A nonprofit foundation benefiting children and adolescents with early-onset bipolar disorder.
Additional Online Resources for Bipolar Disorder
Yahoo Health Depression Center
National Institute of Mental Health Booklet on Bipolar Disorder
**** I highly recommend this site. ****
McMan’s Depression and Bipolar Web
Bipolar Significant Others
**** Great for family and friends. ****
Mayo Clinic Mental Health Center Information on Bipolar Disorder
Guide to Bipolar Disorder
**** This site has a range of chat rooms. ****
Children and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Robert D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder - CU Boulder